Meeting Siddaganga seer was like seeing God, says Amit Shah
Tumakuru: BJP National President Amit Shah who called on Siddaganga mutt seer Dr Shivakumara Swamiji on Monday morning, said that on meeting the latter, he felt as though he had seen God himself.
After the meeting with the seer, Shah told reporters he was happy over the fact that the mutt was running over 125 institutions and was running several pro-people programs.
Amit Shah’s visit comes after the Siddaramaiah government’s decision to accord minority religion status to Lingayats. Shah’s visit to Siddaganga mutt is seen as part of his efforts to ensure that the Lingayat community continues to back the BJP.
BJP would fight the elections in the state under the leadership of State BJP President B S Yeddyurappa. “Swamiji’s blessings will make us stronger,” Shah added.
Yeddyurappa, Union Minister Anant Kumar, State in-charge Muralidhar Rao, MP Prahlad Joshi and other state and local party leaders were present at the meeting.
In the two-day tour, the BJP chief will also hold road shows, address coconut and arecanut growers conventions.